Swinney, Fuller finish 15th at CFA Peach Bowl Challenge, earn $20k for scholarships


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Dabo Swinney, Steve Fuller earned $20k for scholarships.
Dabo Swinney, Steve Fuller earned $20k for scholarships.

Greensboro, Ga. (May 2, 2017) – Team Ole Miss closed out with five straight birdies to win the 2017 Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl Challenge by two strokes today at the Reynolds Lake Oconee Resort outside Atlanta.

Head Coach Hugh Freeze and celebrity partner Wesley Walls carded a final score of -11 to win the $100,000 first-place prize and their second consecutive Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl Challenge. Team Florida finished second with a score of -9, while the teams from Georgia and N.C. State tied for third at -8.

“It was a gorgeous day and Wesley and I really played well together,” said Ole Miss Head Coach Hugh Freeze. “We really never got in trouble. If I hit a bad one, Wesley hit a good one and vice versa.”

“When you’re going down the stretch and you need a six-footer for a birdie, coach is the guy I want on my team,” said former Ole Miss tight end Wesley Walls.

The Ole Miss victory marks the fourth time in the event’s history where teams won the tournament in consecutive years.

“This has been a wonderful week of fellowship, golf and charity,” said Gary Stokan, president and CEO of Peach Bowl, Inc. “Congratulations to Ole Miss’ Hugh Freeze and Wesley Walls for taking home the title for the second year in a row. We’re honored to donate $100,000 to them for university scholarships and the Hugh and Jill Freeze Foundation.”

Final official results from the 2017 Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl Challenge including total charity and scholarship winnings:

 
PLACE:  TEAM                                   SCORE:     WINNINGS:
1       Ole Miss (Hugh Freeze, Wesley Walls)       -11    $100,000
2       Florida (Steve Spurrier, Shane Matthews)   -9     $  80,000
3 (T)   Georgia (Kirby Smart, David Dukes)         -8     $  65,000
3 (T)   NC State (Dave Doeren, Terry Harvey)       -8     $  65,000
5       Alabama (Nick Saban, Mark Ingram)          -7     $  50,000
6       Baylor (Jim Grobe, David Crowder)          -6     $  40,000
7 (T)   TCU (Gary Patterson, LaDainian Tomlinson)  -5     $  27,500
7 (T)   Virginia Tech (Justin Fuente, Dell Curry)  -5     $  27,500
9 (T)   Auburn (Gus Malzahn, Al Del Greco)         -4     $  25,000
9 (T)   Cincinnati (Tommy Tuberville, Brendon Kay) -4     $  25,000
11 (T)  Georgia Tech (Paul Johnson, Jon Barry)     -3     $  22,500             
11 (T)  North Carolina (Larry Fedora, Roy Williams)-3     $  22,500
13      CFP (Frank Beamer, Bobby Johnson)          -1     $  20,000
14      Pittsburgh (Pat Narduzzi, Chris Doleman)   +1     $  20,000
15      Clemson (Dabo Swinney, Steve Fuller)       +2     $  20,000

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